Inflammation is a term that is frequently used but do we really understand what it means? It is defined as a localised condition in which a part of the body becomes red, hot, swollen and sometimes painful as a reaction to an injury or infection. Inflammation does not have to be on the outside of our body, it can also occur internally and may cause us discomfort, pain, swelling, or just not feeling quite right. It is a vital part of our body’s immune system as it is the body’s
Vitamin D is one of the most influential vitamins for your body. It is a fat soluble vitamin so our body stores it away to be used when needed. Top 5 things to know about Vitamin D: 1. It is synthesised by the action of sunlight on our skin. It is then metabolised in the liver and kidney to the metabolically active form before being used in your body. 2. It is involved in supporting your cardiovascular, musculoskeletal, nervous, immune, reproductive and digestive systems - so
Many people believe that meditation and yoga are the only ways to include relaxation in to your daily lives. Meditation and yoga are great forms of relaxation and mindfulness however there are a multitude of other ways to incorporate stress reduction practice into your routines. One way that you can do this is to sing. This is one of our favourite ways to relax and have a giggle and are usually doing this in the car or in the shower so you can really let go without judgement.
We are all becoming more aware of the importance of being mindful but we are also so very busy in our daily lives so how can we incorporate mindfulness into our routine to obtain the benefits. Mindful eating is a wonderful way to incorporate mindfulness into our daily lives as we all have to eat! For majority of people, mindful eating gives you the opportunity to be mindful at least 3 times a day! So what is mindful eating? Mindful eating is sitting down and being present whe